N.J. trans prisoner who impregnated 2 inmates transferred to men’s facility
A transgender inmate has been transferred out of the only women’s prison in New Jersey after impregnating two female inmates.
Demi Minor, 27, has been moved to the vulnerable housing unit at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, a prison for young adults ages 18 to 30, according to Dan Sperrazza, a New Jersey Department of Corrections spokesman.
Sperazza confirmed there are three trans women housed in the youth facility’s vulnerable housing unit, though the prison’s general population houses only men.
Minor’s removal from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women comes just a year after the state reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union
of New Jersey to house transgender inmates according to their gender identity, instead of their sex assigned at birth. The facility currently houses 27 transgender inmates, NJ Advance Media reported.
Sperrazza said “decisions related to an incarcerated person’s housing are made within the parameters of the settlement agreement which requires consideration of gender identity and the health and safety of the individual.”
The ACLU of New Jersey did not provide a response to NBC News’ requests for comment regarding Minor’s prison transfer.
Minor, who is serving a 30-year prison sentence for manslaughter, impregnated the fellow inmates earlier this year following consensual sexual relationships, Sperrazza confirmed. He added that even consensual sex between inmates is prohibited in the state.
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